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by Fargo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I've only been down on A once recently, to catch the BA flight and I was extremely late and didn't pay much attention. Isn't there a second gate for international arrivals? If so can it handle a widebody, or is the bigger issue the FIS temporary facility? There are two boarding bridges at the FIS, ...

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by Fargo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

It would have to be around those times as any later would conflict with BA. But also remember that barring a delay, they’d never be at B at the same time as DL would leave just as BA is arriving at A. BNA just can’t process multiple widebodies right now until the IAB is done. Also, DL would use a 7...

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by Fargo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

A DL AMS or CDG flight would likely arrive around mid afternoon and leave around 5 pm (using surrounding markets such as CVG, IND, RDU as a benchmark), so it shouldn't have a problem being accommodated, but that would have to be it until the new IAB opens. Everything else you said is spot on. BNA i...

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by Fargo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Talked to some of my DL connections today. They’re speculating a CDG or AMS flight could be announced as soon as this fall. BA was announced in August 2017. We’ll see what happens. I know some of the BNA leadership. They are always looking for new international routes to expand, but even if an airl...

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by Fargo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I would prefer Delta over BA. I’ve taken the flight a couple of times now and found some of the BA staff (granted its a third party) at check in to be pretty rude/unprofessional each time for no reason, and not what you would want to represent our city. Check in was a mess each time with long lines...

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by Fargo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Talked to some of my DL connections today. They’re speculating a CDG or AMS flight could be announced as soon as this fall. BA was announced in August 2017. We’ll see what happens. What about the Sky Club expansion, when will construction begin? I wonder how it will affect BA if CDG or AMS is launc...

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by Fargo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103248

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

You’re right, I totally forgot we are dealing with experts who have a proven track record of success and have delivered numerous projects of this magnitude on time and under budget. Who am I to be skeptical? After all, they have done a fantastic job on the new ATS, it’s really smooth ridi....... oh...

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by Fargo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103248

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hold on a minute. The article states construction isn’t going to begin on the satellites until 2022. What? The satellites need to be operational before the Global Terminal begins construction, which is scheduled for 2023. How on earth are they going to manage that? The satellites will need to be be...

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by Fargo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm not sure why six international gates draw so much attention. It feels about right to me if the goal is to eliminate towing for departures. There will likely be some growth in weekend only seasonal Caribbean service either by WN or by others (look how much STL has, for instance), and having the ...

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by Fargo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

If Nashville gets AMS/CDG on Delta, and perhaps FRA, the timing of flights could put all three at the gates at the same time (alongside BA). I suspect as swing gates AA and DL will want back the gates they lose during construction. I suspect WN will temporarily give up a few gates on C until the co...

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by Fargo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103248

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hold on a minute. The article states construction isn’t going to begin on the satellites until 2022. What? The satellites need to be operational before the Global Terminal begins construction, which is scheduled for 2023. How on earth are they going to manage that? The satellites will need to be beg...

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by Fargo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
The only foreseeable international flights from BNA I see are a flight or two to South America, someone to FRA, JL to NRT, and FI to KEF. You could also technically throw in WS to YVR, and AC to YUL.


I’d say DL to CDG or AMS is more likely than FRA.

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by Fargo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

If any city is willing to offer ridiculous incentives, I am sure a Chinese airline is willing to fly out of there. I wouldn't expect any us airlines or their jv partner to fly out of secondary cities anytime soon. China is a different beast, lIRC there are an extremely limited number of exemptions ...

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by Fargo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I always see the TPAC talk on this thread (and IND, others). But how far out are you all realistically thinking a flight is. I see people say in the future but what is the future to you? 2021? 2025? 2030? 2035? I just am curious on the timeline you think instead of saying future which could mean 1 ...

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by Fargo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

CMH has Honda, and Honda has more operations in central Ohio (and in particular more functions, like engineering, that lead to demand to Japan) than Nissan or Bridgestone has or Mitsubishi will in Nashville . Are you sure? I think it's actually pretty even. Even so, Honda's actual North American HQ...

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by Fargo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Would tourism be a factor for TPAC services? I definitely handled my fair share of bags to Asia during my ramp days. I know that doesn’t mean anything, but at least you know people from BNA are heading there. Yes, but not primarily. An Asia flight from BNA would ultimately need business traffic to ...

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm pretty sure BNA has been courting Asia since a bit before the London flight was announced. I remember reading an article at least from 2013 about it. Here's what's going to happen though, I think it is going to play out like this. You are going to see AUS, RDU, BNA, IND, CMH, or some other mid-...

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I don’t think extending 2L/20R is a bad idea, but I was just a tad confused. Nor do I, but JL and NH have no trouble operating to fields with a single suitable runway (like NGO). That’s not the issue with a Japan flight. I remember the MNAA saying somewhere that BNA could handle a fully loaded 747....

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Supposedly BNA was courting Europe/London service for over 10 years. I could only imagine how long it could take to recruit an Asia flight. I'm pretty sure BNA has been courting Asia since a bit before the London flight was announced. I remember reading an article at least from 2013 about it. Here'...

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12132

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Imagine the magic! To get to Paris from St Louis via Nashville-Atlanta-Orlando-Reykjavik-Paris. Dream come true! More like STL-BNA-KEF-CDG, not much different than other 2 stop options. Nah, BNA has no nonstops to KEF. And I doubt WN is jumping on that one judging by their success in the Internatio...

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12132

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Next up for FI should be codesharing with WN and using WN’s enormous domestic feed for flights to Europe. Imagine the possibilities...... Imagine the magic! To get to Paris from St Louis via Nashville-Atlanta-Orlando-Reykjavik-Paris. Dream come true! More like STL-BNA-KEF-CDG, not much different th...

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12132

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

JetBlue would not be too happy... Who cares. They aren’t a nationwide carrier. The US3 ought to be worried if WN ever started codesharing with FI and other airlines. Then again, neither are the people who go to Iceland (as their final destination). Most are concentrated in the east coast, like JetB...

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12132

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Next up for FI should be codesharing with WN and using WN’s enormous domestic feed for flights to Europe. Imagine the possibilities...... JetBlue would not be too happy... Who cares. They aren’t a nationwide carrier. The US3 ought to be worried if WN ever started codesharing with FI and other airli...

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12132

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Next up for FI should be codesharing with WN and using WN’s enormous domestic feed for flights to Europe. Imagine the possibilities...... FI was the first ever airline to interline with WN https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=196825 They should create a new expanded partnership that allo...

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12132

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Next up for FI should be codesharing with WN and using WN’s enormous domestic feed for flights to Europe.

Imagine the possibilities......

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by Fargo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

WKRN had a several part series the other day with Doug Kreulen on the BNA Vision work and projects beyond. https://www.wkrn.com/news/nashville-2019/behind-the-scenes-at-nashville-international-airport/ The last video is an interesting one. It is about the proposed runway extension and towards the m...

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by Fargo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 10969

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

DTW and MSP both earn a much higher revenue premium today than they did 10-15 years ago. Take some time to educate yourself and research the data. This is what I was talking about earlier. People on this board can be so negative to other posters. Sad. Its especially sad when they do so while spinni...

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by Fargo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

WKRN had a several part series the other day with Doug Kreulen on the BNA Vision work and projects beyond. https://www.wkrn.com/news/nashville-2019/behind-the-scenes-at-nashville-international-airport/ The last video is an interesting one. It is about the proposed runway extension and towards the mi...

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by Fargo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 10969

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Well thats certainly an interesting viewpoint. On the data that Delta submits to the SEC claiming a revenue advantage.....well, they're lying. Because the folks on a.net have better data! Then we're not talking the same data. I'm talking head-to-head route data where this supposed product-driven re...

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by Fargo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2019 Loads
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2019 Loads

Quite amazed at how the QF flight has 129 seats less on the outbound than inbound, although it certainly doesn't appear to make a difference with load factors of around 75% on the inbound anyway. Also interesting to notice that they are only behind Air Canada as the international carrier with the m...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113454

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

I'm sorry I don't understand your response. When did I ever mention MSP-PEK? I posed a question because I don't know if DL has ever publicly stated their interest in ATL-PEK, or if this is insider information that DL intends to file for the rights to begin ATL-PEK in addition to their application f...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113454

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

LondonXtreme wrote:
Why UA doesn't apply for IAH-PVG and ? That is the biggest unserved US-China market.


I didn't even think of this. Yes, this would be much more reasonable than MSP-PVG.

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113454

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Has DL shown any interest in starting ATL-PEK? With AA returning their frequencies I think its safe to assume DL will be awarded MSP-PVG and UA will go daily double EWR-PVG. The big question is will either DL or UA go after the last remaining frequency? If so will DL apply for ATL-PEK as you have s...

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by Fargo
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113454

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

I wonder if DL will still pursue MSP-PVG, and maybe ATL-PEK. Has DL shown any interest in starting ATL-PEK? With AA returning their frequencies I think its safe to assume DL will be awarded MSP-PVG and UA will go daily double EWR-PVG. The big question is will either DL or UA go after the last remai...

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by Fargo
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 30
Views: 6422

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

This simply highlights why the new Global Terminal is badly needed. They need to get construction going ASAP.

The satellites should start construction next year right?

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by Fargo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19269

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Would this not raise antitrust concerns? Considering the VS/DL/KL/AF jv already has two dominant hubs in CDG and AMS, this could be the beginning of a sizable third hub for the jv (though still not as sizable as CDG/AMS).

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by Fargo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Mitsubishi is moving its North American HQ to Franklin from California. https://www.wkrn.com/top-stories/mitsubishi-motors-to-move-north-american-headquarters-to-franklin/ This further bolsters the case for a TYO flight down the road. Don’t overestimate the size of Mitsubishi. This is probably some...

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by Fargo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Mitsubishi is moving its North American HQ to Franklin from California.

https://www.wkrn.com/top-stories/mitsubishi-motors-to-move-north-american-headquarters-to-franklin/

This further bolsters the case for a TYO flight down the road.

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by Fargo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Frank11 wrote:
Anyone have any initial performance numbers for the SY PDX service? I am glad PDX-BNA finally happened now I just hope it performs well and stays!


Not sure, but I expect WN to launch this route sooner or later.

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by Fargo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
Still somewhat shocked that BNA doesn’t have service to IND or BDL. Both would be prime markets for WN to add. I also think CVG could make a comeback on G4 or WN.


They’ll come, as soon as the MAX fiasco is resolved and WN can start serious growth again.

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by Fargo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1674
Views: 299276

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The company wants more 76-seaters with more capability and higher gross weights, and recognizes that the 110-seat category isn't a great fit for United's network. I fail to see why it isn't a great fit. Can someone please explain? It can't be worse than the high CASM CRJ550's they'll be flying shor...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The old AA ramp tower was offices for the MNAA. They’ve moved out, and it looks like it’ll be coming back in use sometime soon. A controlled ramp is needed. From a crowded WN operation, to taxiway closures, it can get hectic out there surprisingly. When D is built out, I expect the ramp area betwee...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The current facilities are supposed to be remodeled to match the rest of the new airport. New floors, signage, interior/exterior paint, and glass/window replacement were on the agenda according to one of the workers I talked to regarding BNA Vision. CLT's newly remodeled A Concourse looks much bett...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7601

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

The role of SLC could also be changing as the new terminal/facilities are upgraded/expanded. A more effective, optimized asset in the network could flow more Asia-bound traffic through SLC. Why would they do this when they have SEA/MSP/DTW? It's not like SLC and the surrounding area has a ton of PD...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1674
Views: 299276

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The company wants more 76-seaters with more capability and higher gross weights, and recognizes that the 110-seat category isn't a great fit for United's network. I fail to see why it isn't a great fit. Can someone please explain? It can't be worse than the high CASM CRJ550's they'll be flying shor...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Brown signage is still there lol. Airport has had some minor updates and renovations over the years, but the signs are definitely original. The signs still show gate C1, a gate that was removed in the late 90s. Probably won't be around too much longer. I'm pretty sure the astectics will be updated ...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93000

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, cool video from the opening. Part of me thinks the brown signage was up until maybe a couple years ago. Brown signage is still there lol. Airport has had some minor updates and renovations over the years, but the signs are definitely original. The signs still show gate C1, a gate that was rem...

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by Fargo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103248

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Yeesh! What a mess. Will it all be finished in September? I wouldn't bet on it. I hope this is a lesson learned to carry over to the bigger project ahead or we're headed to a huge mess. Hello Berlin! I think we should probably resign ourselves to walking to/from the future satellite concourses. Som...

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by Fargo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7302

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

Yeah, like they'd care. Nice to see the Air France A-330 and the Nippon Cargo 747 in the background of the photo though! :bigthumbsup: Point being UA desperately needs an aircraft like that, but refuses to get one. DL can simply show them what they are missing out on. But on the other hand, UA has ...

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by Fargo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1674
Views: 299276

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Everyone seems to be certain that there is no point discussing scope, but scope isn't just about getting 100 pax jets under express. UA needs to get a tiny bit of relief on weight, or they can never order the E175-E2. Also, UA has ordered a number of planes capable of seating 76 and are only seatin...

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